Defiling the crime scene.
|Putin taking a bite out of Ukraine, and more and more.|
AP image from Crimea.
Meanwhile, the devastation goes on and on. Russia, rather than pulling back after the MH-17 tragedy, is sending more and more military aid to the separatists. Sanctions are instituted and increased, and EU countries come on board, MH-17 the last straw for them. Putin, a mad man, remains defiant.
Putin unleashed a war in Ukraine, beginning with Crimea and, like a mad man, continues on a downward spiral to destruction. He is singlehandedly destroying the economy of his country, obsessed with his distorted vision of 21st-century reality. Even the Russian oligarchs are appalled. Maybe only the oligarchs can put the brakes on Putin's self-destructive behavior and his mad illusions. I don't know.
The sunflowers weep. The roses wilt. Golden domes cry out to heaven. Soldiers, young men, die. Ordinary citizens hunker down in fear, their homes and their hearts broken. "Eastern Ukraine is now a living hell," Tonya just emailed me from Starobelsk. "A living hell."